Q: What are you reading now?

A: Currently, I’m reading Gareth Hanrahan’s excellent debut The Gutter Prayer. It feels very fresh to me, and kind of reminds me of the first time I read China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station. Both are urban fantasy tales set in labyrinthine cities, and both have some really fascinating worldbuilding behind them. Other fresh reads in my mind are Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus and Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris. The Night Circus was a delightful read. It offered plenty of dreamlike, romantic vistas wrapped up in exquisite prose. Lem’s Solaris, on the other hand, ended being up a much harder read for me, but at the same time, the power of its imagery and its philosophical ideas made the journey completely worth it.


Pablo Valcárcel’s story “The Thousand Revolutions of Kronstadt
in Metaphorosis Friday, 14 June 2019.
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